Film Reviews, Short Review

Amarcord (1973)

4/4

Built out of endless oceans of nostalgia and hope, Amarcord is easily Federico Fellini’s most accessible and sweet film. At his best, he was a master showman and storyteller, and nowhere was this talent for spectacle more wonderfully harnessed than in Amarcord, a series of vignettes about the provincial town Fellini grew up in, and indeed, the same sort of town that millions of Italians have grown up in over the years. La Dolce Vita and 8 1/2 may have had more intriguing characters and more to say about them, but Amarcord is bursting with so much life and extravagance that it is impossible not to fall in love with it.

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